ERIC Number: ED476267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
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Creating an Innovative English as a Second Language in the Workplace Program.
Schwarzer, David; Larrotta, Clarena; Zub, Vyacheslav
This paper summarizes a 4-month-long preparation process to implement an innovative English-as-a-Second-Language workplace program (ESLWP) at a large university with a sizable non-English speaking workforce in the United States. There is also a proposed plan of action for implementing a program guided by constructivist views of teaching and learning a second language. The program was never tried, tested, or evaluated. However, the insights gained from the experience seemed valuable for other ESLWP designers. Following are aspects related to the implementation of the program presented in this paper: theoretical principles; steps and guidelines; alternative assessment and portfolios; and implications for other ESL methods class instructors working in similar settings. A checklist for implementing an innovative ESLWP is appended. (Contains 19 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the TexFlec Conference (Austin, TX, March 29-30, 2002).